SABETTA PORT, Russia: Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered 130 tonnes of industrial equipment on behalf of AeroTransCargo for the Yamal LNG gas recovery project.
AeroTransCargo has already delivered over 3,500 tonnes of equipment using Volga-Dnepr IL-76TD-90VD and An-124 aircraft in temperatures as low as -35° Celsius.
“Our company is the contractor to one of the world’s largest oil and gas projects so it is essential for us to meet the terms of our responsibilities and provide continuous equipment supplies to the production site of the Yamal LNG plant,” commented AeroTransCargo director Alexander Supichenko.
Two flights delivered 70 and 60 tonnes respectively to Sabetta International Airport from Novy Urengoy in a 24-jour period. Volga-Dnepr has been servicing the project development since 2015.
Yamal LNG is owned and operated by a partnership of Novatek (50.1 percent), Total and CNPC (20 percent each) and the Silk Road Fund (9.9 percent) to tap natural gas reserves equivalent to over four billion barrels of oil.
Assuming no trade sanctions, each year nearly 16.5 million tonnes of LNG is expected to leave Sabetta to customers in Europe and Asia from the Russia’s South-Tambeyskoye gas field to European and Asian markets via the Northern Sea Route.